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Citizens back traffic sentinel scheme, claims DGP

Panjim: As controversy surrounding the Traffic Sentinel scheme continues and some volunteers face public fury for reporting violations to the police, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander, the brain behind the scheme, has claimed that citizens are writing to the department applauding the scheme. In one such instance, a Mapusa …

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Curchorem villagers seek removal of school gates

Curchorem: Residents of Bepequegal, which is in the jurisdiction of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC), have threatened to stage a dharna if the gates put up by a school management allegedly blocking public roads are not removed immediately and have sought action against the management for obstructing public access. It may …

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Undir locals to challenge the NGT decision as well as approval for STP by GCZMA in Supreme Court

Ponda: The Undir locals who had launched an agitation for the past one year against the proposed STP in their residential area under its banner Undir Paryawaran Saurakshan Manch received a setback as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) at Delhi dismissed their appeal against the approval issued by Goa Coastal …

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Moira panchayat stops illegal construction on comunidade land

Moira: Acting on the complaint made by a resident of Nachinola, the Moira panchayat stopped the ongoing alleged illegal construction work being carried out in a communidade field in survey number 126/8 at Novo Portugal in Moira on Wednesday. A site inspection was carried out by the Moira Sarpanch, Riya …

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Varkhandem locals irked as sewage overflows on road

Ponda: Locals at Varkhandem are irked due to sewage being let out on the roadside by a residential cum commercial complex near the flyover. Despite repeated complains, the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) is yet to initiate any action. Locals complained that apart from the stench that the waste emanates, the …

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Chandor VP cracks down on illegal land filling

Chandor: The Chandor panchayat foiled attempts to carry out illegal land filling of low-lying fields at Bindimol-Cavorim on Monday morning. The incident came to light after some unprecedented movement of trucks carrying stones and mud which prompted the panchayat to report the matter to the flying squad. Acting swiftly, the …

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Authorities cleared ‘construction’ of 2,600 new houses in Cuncolim: AAP

Margao: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Goa convenor Elvis Gomes expressed surprise that the authorities have clandestinely cleared the path to construct 2,600 new houses in the heavily polluted area around the Cuncolim Industrial Estate. The authorities were playing with the lives of people due to the “weight of money bags”, …

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MV Black Watch arrives at Mormugao Port

Vasco: Luxury cruise liner MV Black Watch with 507 foreign guests and 358 crew members onboard arrived at the Mormugao Port from Cochin Port and berthed alongside the International Cruise Terminal. The guests were accorded a traditional Goan welcome at the cruise terminal by the State Tourism Department. The visiting …

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DGP slams PWD and local bodies for non-cooperation

Panjim: While insisting on strict compliance to traffic rules among road users, Goa Police have alleged poor road infrastructure and engineering defaults have also contributed to accidents. The department, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said he has not received any response to several letters to the public works department …

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Goa’s first turtle conservation reserve to come up at Galgibag

Margao: Goa is all set to get its first turtle conservation reserve at Galgibag in Canacona on a sprawling area of 17 hectares of land. The reserve will be set up under centrally-sponsored scheme. The forest department has acquired 17 hectares of land along the Galgibag coast at a cost …

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